Today, at long last, I get to tell the story of Bluegrass Music because she bloomed! When I first started getting savvy about buying bare root daylilies, I learned that there were no true blue ones. This made me want blue ones!!! We always want what we can’t have. So, I found this one on a website and tried to order . . . it was a weird process, but I finally called them. They had one small fan of this one left, but it would be $50. Well, I had to have my addiction fix, so I bought the one small fan as the first of a handful of near blue daylilies. PS – I have not ordered from that place since – you can get these on the Lily Auction for $25 for 2 fans.
Other newcomers – This one is Heron’s Cove. It has a story of being a wanna be near blue. I lost a near blue and this one was an economical one. BTW a much more ethical grower told me to expect it not to look blue except in exceptional circumstances. I want to get out to see it before the sun hits it next time.
Prairie Blue Eyes (I am pretty sure) showed up in my yard today . . . in an unexpected place. It is in one of my driveway pots, but it did not put up scapes this year. Interestingly, I had some daylilies in my back garden, but it was too shady and the daylilies there were slowly dying back. So, two years ago, I fixed it so they had more sun, water and better soil. This one, I moved to the front garden last year not having a clue what it was. (I did not always know names or label them). So, it was stunning to see this little one open in the front garden. Makes me think I need to move the others to a sunnier spot.
Zuni Thunderbird is one of my favorites, but the thrips like it and the first blooms are always a little beat up. Need to spray it today. Think I will take a nap first, though.